Forest fires increase five-fold

Forest fires increase five-fold

12 May 2015

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Portugal — Up until 5 May the National Civil Protection Authority had taken count of 4,320 forest fires, whereas last year just 846 fires had occurred during that same time frame.

According to the ANPC the majority of fires have been small due to the swift intervention of fire-fighters.

Up until now, this year only two fires spread beyond 500 hectares.

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